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[movies]Leonard Nimoy 15Oct2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa Whitney)
Leonard Nimoy - Jewish actor most well-known for his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series - was interviewed by Christa Whitney in Los Angeles, California on October 15, 2013.  Parts of this interview are in Yiddish, subtitled in English.To see produced shorts based on this interview, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/Leonard-Nimoy. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish speaker; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; song; singing; Press; Newspapers; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Synagogue; shul; temple; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Roots/heritage; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; West End; Boston; Massachusetts; Los Angeles; California; Russia; Ukraine; Maurice Schwartz; Janet Hadda; 1930s; 19940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; orthodox; Star Trek; Spock; Vulcan; science fiction
Downloads: 625
[movies]Israel Bartal 19Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Professor Israel Bartal was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 19, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C. Professor Israel Bartal's interview begins with a detailed description of his lineage, including the story of his family's arrival in Palestine from small, Galician shtetls in southeastern Poland (now western Ukraine). Bartal dives deeply into his childhood, providing an elaborately detailed description of his life growing up in a Yiddish-speaking n...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Jewish community; Shtetl; Hebrew; Yiddish scene; Israel Bartal; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; Tel Aviv; Kibbutz; Socialism; Socialist; Army; Jerusalem; Hebrew University; Six Day War; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ramsay Leimenstoll; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; France; freedom; religion; challah; Paris; Jewish Identity; Education; Spanish; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Education; Jewish studies; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Paris; Geneva; chamsa
Downloads: 83
[movies]Chana Gonshor 14December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Chana Gonshor was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik and Anna Gonshor on December 14, 2011 at the Montreal Jewish Public Library. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Chana Gonshor was born into a poor Jewish home in Warsaw in 1919 and was mostly raised by her grandparents. She attended Bundist and Labor Zionist elementary schools which taught every subject, other than Polish, in Yiddish. She spent much of her formative years in the Bundist Medem Sanatorium and is one of the last two surviving gradu...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Yiddish Book Centehood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; and place; Other Jewish languages; Visual Arts; Press; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Scholarship; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Scholarship; Academia; Transmission; Jewish community; Tsisho; Yosl Mlotek; Medem Sanatorium; Bund; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Warsaw; Montreal; Canada; Halifax
Downloads: 81
[movies]Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman z"l, Yiddish poet and educator, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 26, 2012 at Yidish-Vokh in Maryland.  This interview is entirely in Yiddish.To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Beyle Schaechter Gottesman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yidish-Vokh, Maryland, August 26, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish speaker; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Soviet Union; Holocaust; World War Two; Immigration; Migration; America; United States; Childhood; Other languages; song; singing; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Family traditions; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish scene; Yiddish revival and activism; Music; Literature; Books; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Transmission; Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman; Bella Schaechter-Gottesman; Vienna; Czernowitz; Eliezer Shteynbarg; Bainbridge Avenue; Bronx; New York; New York City; Sholem Aleichem School; Yitskhok Nakhmen Steinberg; Yitskhok Nakhmen Shteynberg; Frayland Lige; Yidish Lige; Yiddishism; Yiddishist
Downloads: 295
[movies]Juan Prawda 4june2010 Yiddish Book Center
Juan Prawda recently retired from his position with the World Bank. Born and raised in Mexico, he grew up attending secular Jewish schools from pre-school through high school. Prawda remembers his daily schedule down to the hour, from Yiddish Literature to Hebrew classes. In hindsight, Prawda laments the "phasing out" of Yiddish education in the Mexican schools, and that he never became fluent himself...
Keywords: Mexico; secular Jewish education; Yiddish education; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
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[movies]Hanan Bordin 13july2010 Yiddish Book Center
Hanan Bordin, the Yiddish language instructor at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the author of several Yiddish textbooks, was interviewed by Marcy Blattner on July 13, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Hanan Bordin was born in Riga, Latvia, in the former Soviet Union. Hanan states that he heard Yiddish as a child, but did not speak it...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish; Yiddish education; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Books; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Rosh Hashanah; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; Pesakh; Passover; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Israel; Soviet Union; Russia; Food and culinary traditions; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish speaker; Other languages; Scholarship; Academia; Jewish education; Eastern Europe; America; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Riga; Latvia; Galicia; Poland; Ukraine; Vilne; Vilna; Vilnius; Lithuania; Moscow; Birobidzhan; Jerusalem; Amherst; Massachusetts; Vera Solomon; Hebrew University; Jewish Agency; Columbia University; Oxford University; Harvard University; YIVO; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research; New York University; 1940s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s
Downloads: 221
[movies]Julius Menn 30Mar2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Julius Menn was interviewed by Lesley Yalen on March 30, 2012, at the Yiddish Book Center. Julius was born in the Danzig area in 1929, and he talks about his early years there. Danzig was an independent, liberal enclave on the Baltic Sea (surrounded by Poland and Germany), created by the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War I. Julius' father was a businessman from a Hasidic background in Russia...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Literature; Holocaust; Education; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Anti-Semitism; World War Two; Hebrew; Books; Julius Menn; Danzig; Warsaw; Vilna; Tel Aviv; Berkeley CA; Goan of Vilna; Victor Hugo; Charles Dickens; Haganah; Tarbut Schools; University of California Berkeley; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1970s; 2012s; Haganah; Chasidic; Hasidic; Mitnagdim; Bialystok; Polish; German; Kabbalah; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 45
[movies]Riva Ginsburg 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Riva Ginsburg, the daughter of Holocaust survivors and Yiddish teacher and translator, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Riva was born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany to Soviet partisans who came from neighboring towns in Belarus. She spends the beginning of the interview primarily telling their stories, including her mother's narrow escape from a ghetto liquidation and the story of how her father and his brother were responsible for blowing up tw...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Music; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Jewish community; Assimilation; Riva Ginsburg; Germany; Troy NY; New York; Belarus; Dovid Katz; Ruth Wisse; Helen Epstein; Binghamton University; Florida Atlantic University; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1990s; 2000s; Underground Resistance; Reform; Orthodox; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 44
[movies]Dory Fox 10Oct2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Cray)
Dory Fox was interviewed by Amanda Lundquist on October 10, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Dory Fox Oral History Interview, interviewed by Amanda Lundquist, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, October 10, 2013, https://archive.org/details/DoryFox10oct2013YiddishBookCenter [date ac...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Highland Park; New Jersey; New Brunswick; New Jersey; Rutgers; Indiana University; Yiddish Book Center; Peretz School; Solomon Schechter Day School; Association of Jewish Libraries; orthodox; conservative; secular; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Hebrew; Film; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Israel; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage
Downloads: 12
[movies]Henry Simkin 24may2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Henry Simkin was born and grew up in Western Massachusetts. Today Henry lives in Northampton, Massachusetts with his wife Maxine Stein, long-time Director of Development at the Yiddish Book Center. Henry was willing to tell his history understanding that he would get to share some of his stories of performing Jewish ritual circumcision (brit millah) as a mohel for his community and for friends in various locations in New England...
Keywords: Pittsfield; Army medical corps; boarding school; hebrew school; Jewish community in rural Massachusetts; becoming a mohel; Jewish Theological Seminary; brit milot. consecration; obligation; interfaith families; Jews for Jesus; biker bris; eastern religions; bu-jews; having children; adopting orthodoxy; daily Jewish life; Kashrut; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 158
[movies]Danielle Winter 07oct2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Cray)
Danielle Winter was interviewed by Saul Hankin on October 07, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Danielle Winter Oral History Interview, interviewed by Saul Hankin, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, October 07, 2013, https://archive.org/details/DanielleWinter07oct2013YiddishBookCent...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Yiddish language; Jewish Identity; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Hebrew; Press; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; World War Two; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Ann Arbor; Michigan; 1990s; 200s; Bund; zionism reform; NFTY; Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 9
[movies]Rose Bergman 10Aug2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Rose Bergman was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 10, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Rose, a former teacher, recounts growing up in Poland after the Holocaust, her years in Israel, and finally her immigration to and life in the United States. Rose describes how both her parents fled the Nazi advance into Poland by escaping into the Soviet Union, where they struggled to survive. She recounts how after the war her parents returned to Poland, taking up residency in Lodz - where Rose was bor...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; World War Two; Urban; Theater; Radio; Other languages; Hebrew; Career and Professional Life; Education; Rose Bergman; 1940s; Poland; Ringelblum Archives; Lodz; Yad Vashem; New York City; NYC; Ellis Island; Dallas TX; John F. Kennedy; Six Day War; Bronx; Hunter College; Columbia University; Aaron Lansky; Outwitting History; YIVO; Curses; Never Forget To Lie; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 98
[movies]Helena Lipstadt 19Feb2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Helena Lipstadt, poet and garden designer, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on February 19, 2013 in Hollywood, CA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Helena Lipstadt Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Hollywood, CA, February 19, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Helena Lipstadt
Downloads: 41
[movies]Sara Israel 29Jun2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Sara Israel was interviewed by Lesley Yalen on June 29, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Sara Israel is a 2011-2012 Yiddish Book Center Fellow, and she was also a 2009 Steiner Summer Program student. Sara's family on both sides came from Eastern Europe to Winnipeg, Canada, before World War II. Her mother and father both grew up in Winnipeg, where there was (and is) a significant Jewish community. Sara grew up visiting her grandparents and other relatives in Winnipeg, and she associates those vis...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Visual Arts; Music; Literature; Poetry; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Travel; Pesakh; Passover; song; singing; Gomel; Belarus; Poland; Romania; Winnipeg; Newton MA; Massachusetts; Montreal; Odessa; Ukraine; Vilnius; Vilna; Vilne; Lithuania; Prague; Czech Republic; Rokhl Korn; Avraham Sutzkever; Anna Gonshor; McGill University; Temple Beth Avodah; Rhode Island School of Design; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Reform; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; A Besere Velt; Yiddish Community Chorus; Steiner Summer Program; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 62
[movies]David Werdyger 3July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
David Werdyger, Hasidic khazn (cantor) and solo singer, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky in Brooklyn, New York on July 3, 2012. This interview is partially in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Werdyger Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hankus Netsky, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Brooklyn, New York, July 3, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Music; Jewish professions; Transmission; Eastern Europe; Childhood; Rosh Hashanah; Career and Professional Life; Brooklyn; Hasidism; David Werdyger; Khazn; Cantor; Boro Park; Brooklyn; New York; Poland; Krakow; Ger; Yankel Talmud
Downloads: 684
[movies]Marlene Hait 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Marlene Hait, raised in a Yiddish home by survivors of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany, Marlene was raised in an observant household amidst the large Jewish community of Toronto. In her interview, Marlene shares her memories of the many Jewish businesses in Toronto's Kensington Market and the large Yiddish shule system in which she received her Jewish education...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Literature; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Marlene Hait; Toronto; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 17
[movies]Eugene Orenstein 26August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Eugene Orenstein, Associate Professor Yiddish and Modern Jewish History at McGill University in Montreal, was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKanada on August 26, 2011. Eugene Orenstein begins his interview with an extremely detailed account of his parents’ life in Poland. The third son of Jewish immigrants, Eugene’s memory has captured many of the stories his parents told him growing up. Eugene carefully details the stories behind both his mother and father’s life, how they were sweeth...
Keywords: Yiddish language; Jewish education; Yiddish around the world; Old Country; Eastern Europe; kheder; Yeshiva; Warsaw; Poland; roots/heritage; Social-Zionists; poverty; pogroms Immigration; Migration; World War I; New York City; Bund; United States; Anti-Semitism; Polish army; Soviet Russia; Communism; Bolsheviks; Cuba; quota system; Marxist; cooperative housing; immigrants; Bronx; New York; Jewish religion; Scholem Aleichem schools; Arbeter Ring schools; Shul Nummer Eins; Summer camp; Yiddish scene (U.S.); Camp Kinderland; History; childhood; Books; Literature; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish learning; Career and Professional Life; Education; Family traditions; Canada; Assimilation; Jewish community; Transmission; Yiddish personalities; Yiddish culture: other; McGill University; Montreal; Montreal Public Library; Yiddish revival; activist; Jewish studies; advice; Scholarship; Academia; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc
Downloads: 151
[movies]Jonathan Morse 15october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Jonathan, former Major Gifts Officer at the Book Center, discussed his family's background (E. Europe and Austria); his childhood in Long Island, dinners with his grandparents and centrality of family in his life, his lasting friendships from his childhood. He also discussed going to school at University of Vermont, new surroundings, feeling alienated, experiencing distrust from non-Jewish students...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Travel; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Assimilation; United States; Roots/heritage; Education; Maine; Yiddish Book Center; fundraising; University of Vermont; business
Downloads: 40
[movies]Randi Silnutzer 5October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Randi Silnutzer, Director of Operations at the National Yiddish Book Center, begins by providing a capsule history of her family background. Both Randiâs mother and father were from Philadelphia. Her father was not raised religious and lived in a non-Jewish neighborhood, though her mother had a different experience: Randiâs maternal grandmother was a Gratz College graduate learned in Hebrew. Randi recalls her grandmotherâs recitations of the bible in its original language, saying that these b...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish revival and activism; Other Jewish languages; Education; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Philadelphia; cherry hill NJ; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 19
[movies]Gabriel Weinreich 27March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Gabriel Weinreich, professor emeritus of physics, Episcopal priest, and son of Yiddishist Max Weinreich, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 27, 2013 in Chelsea, MI. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Gabriel Weinreich Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Chelsea, MI, March 27, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Jewish community; Urban; Other languages; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Jewish education; Yiddish personalities; children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities; Beyond the Books; Eastern Europe; Newspapers; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Pesakh; Passover; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; United States; Religion and ritual; Advice; Jewish Identity; Soviet Union; Gabriel Weinreich; Lithuania; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Polish; Sofia Gurevich School; Yiddish Forverts; Farm; Max Weinreich; Regina Weinreich; Uriel Weinreich; Zalman Reisen; YIVO; Vilner Tog; Conversion; Benjamin Harshav; Episcopal Church; Christianity; Ultra-Orthodox; College Yiddish; Say It in Yiddish
Downloads: 29
[movies]Alec Burko 12March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Alec Burko, a graduate student and staff member at the Yiddish Forverts, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on March 12, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Alec Burko Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 12, 20...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Film; Israel; Newspapers; Press; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Theater; Radio; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Hebrew; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Roots/heritage; Travel; Alec Burko; Leyzer Burko; New York City; Yiddish Forverts; Yugntruf; Yidish-vokh; Yiddishist; Yiddishism; Jewish Theological Seminary; Hassidism; Folksbiene; WEVD; Nahum Stutchkoff; German
Downloads: 71
[movies]Jane Fleishman 29april2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Jane Fleishman gave a compelling interview about her life beginning with her childhood in Long Beach, New York. Jane grew up in a Jewish neighborhood, surrounded by her immediate and extended family and living near the beach. She recalls having a wonderful childhood and being surrounded by Jewishness (which included going to Hebrew school) but not really knowing that this was not necessarily how the majority of Americans grew up...
Keywords: Marriage; Wife; Love; Family; Grandparents; New York; Beach; Water; Children; Education; Hebrew; School; Challah; Tradition; Socialist; Middle East; Peace; Woman; Jewish; Bimah; Ketubah; Lesbian; Gay Activism; Daughter; Son
Downloads: 117
[movies]Michael Wex 29December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Michael Wex was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKamp in the Catskills on December 29, 2010. Michael Wex’s interview takes us through a beautifully detailed and often funny telling of his life growing up in Canada, his time spent studying medieval literature, and how his interests eventually led him to write “Born to Kvetch.” The interview begins with Michael’s detailed family history that he dates back to his grandfather’s grandfather, a famous Hasidic rebbe in Poland...
Keywords: Michael Wex; KlezKamp; Born to Kvetch; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 88
[movies]Linda Gritz 24July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Linda Gritz, medical writer, grew up in the Bronx. Her father was born in a town outside of Warsaw, and came to the U.S. at age 10, just two years before the Nazi invasion. He became an American immediately, learning English within three months and rebelling from his orthodox family by refusing to be bar mitzvah-ed, and making the switch from soccer to stickball. Her mother was born in New York, though her parents were from Lodz...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Music; Press; Radio; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Assimilation; New York City; Boston; Somerville; MA; Chana Mlotek; Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle); Kinderring summer camp; Kinderland; Yidish-vokh; Klezkamp; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s
Downloads: 95
[movies]Thelma Fixler 8Oct2013 Yiddish BookCenter - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Thelma Fixler was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on October 8, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Thelma Fixler Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, Massachusetts, October 8, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 5
[movies]Helen Kurzban 12March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Helen Kurzban, a former teacher and administrator in the New York City public schools, was interviewed on March 12, 2013 by Mark Gerstein in Boca Raton, Florida. Helen shared memories of her parents’ immigration to the United States. Helen’s parents both came from Brest-Litovsk in Russia. Helen’s grandfather immigrated first to the U.S. and it was not until 1920 that he was able to bring the rest of his immediate family over to the U.S...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Feminism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Assimilation; Helen Kurzban; Sholem Aleichem; International Workers Order; IWO; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990; 2000s
Downloads: 33
[movies]Henry Dunow 5June2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Henry Dunow, literary agent and son of Yiddish writer Moyshe Dluznowsky, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 5, 2013 in Amherst, MA. Henry is the son of Yiddish winter (novelist, journalist, playwright) Moyshe Dluznowsky. In this interview, he spoke of his father; his history, personality, writing, physical appearance and how he was as a father. Our conversation often referenced parts of Henry's book The Way Home...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities; Beyond the Books; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Tomashov; Poland; Paris; France; Morocco; North Africa; Emmanuel Mane-Katz; Chaim Grade; Maurice Schwartz; Moshe Dluznowsky; Yiddish Daily Forward; Forverts; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; secularism; Sephardic Jews; sephardi culture; French-Jewish culture; Vietnam war; parenting; father-son relations
Downloads: 39
[movies]Tine Kindermann 30December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Tine Kindermann grew up in Berlin, West Germany. She lived in a suburban area that was quiet and filled with greenery. Her parents had also grown up in Berlin during the war. Tine went to elementary school near her home, but her high school was in a different part of Berlin. Following high school, Tine held a three year apprenticeship where she began to develop her skills as an artist. In 1988 Tine went to a free outdoor 8 week world music festival in Berlin...
Keywords: Tine Kindermann; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Visual Arts; Klezmer; Music; song; singing; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Jewish community; Anti-Semitism; Roots/heritage; Transmission; United States; Western Europe; German; Germany
Downloads: 73
[movies]Sara Kruzansky 12June2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Sara Kruzansky, teacher of Jewish History, grew up in Chicago. Her parents, from a shtetl and a village in Poland, met in Warsaw, where they were married before her father moved to the U.S. at age 20 to avoid being drafted into the tsarist Russian army. He participated in the Gaviston movement, a push to move Jewish immigrants to places other than New York City. After a few years in various cities in the Midwest, her father, shoemaker by trade, followed the garment industry to Chicago...
Keywords: Chicago; Poland; Ukraine; Rumania; Russia; Warsaw; New York City; Danbury; CT; Roosevelt; Ben-Gurion; American Jewish Committee?; YIVO; 1930s; 1940s; 1970s; Sara Kruzansky; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Radio; Press; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 36
[movies]Miriam Isaacs 26December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Miriam Isaacs was interviewed at Klezkamp by Pauline Katz on December 26th, 2010. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Miriam is the daughter of Holocaust survivors from Galicia and grew up in a traditional Jewish home in Montreal and later Crown Heights. She describes her childhood in Montreal where she went to school in English, spoke Yiddish at home and French on the street. In New York she lived in Crown Heights, a neighborhood dominated by Holocaust survivors and their children but her fa...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Miriam Isaacs; KlezKamp; Sutzkever; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 140
[movies]Troim Katz Handler 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Troim Katz Handler, daughter of Yiddish poet Menke Katz, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Troim was born to Menke and his then wife Chaske, herself a poet. Her mother, she says, was utterly devoted to Menke, while he lived as a bachelor away from his family. Troim was raised in the home of her maternal grandparents. It was her grandmother, and not her famous father, who encouraged her love of Yiddish literature...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community; Assimilation; Troim Katz Handler; Passaic NJ; New Jersey; Menke Katz; Itche Goldberg; Dovid Katz; Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order; JPFO; International Workers Order; IWO; Lubavitch; Chabad; Satmar; Orthodox; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 59
[movies]Peter Sokolow 5December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Peter Sokolow, a full-time professional musician active in Klezmer revival, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 5, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York. Peter had a secular upbringing in Brooklyn. His father was a piano teacher while his mother was what he calls an "armchair communist." Peter speaks of his parents as highly assimilated and describes how growing up he had very little exposure to Yiddish culture and music...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish speaker; Music; Klezmer; song; singing; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Jewish holidays; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Jewish resorts; Yiddish personalities; Urban; Love; Relationships; Brooklyn; New York; New York City; Catskills; Dave Tarras; Hankus Netsky; Frank London; Michael Winegrad; Henry Sapoznik; Klez Kamp; Klez Kanada; YIVO; McCarthy Era; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1980s; communism; Hasidism; hadisim; orthodox; club date; wedding; yontef; simkhe; simcha; piano; clarinet; jazz saxophone; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 29
[movies]Hershl Hartman 15Jan2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Hershl Hartman, native Yiddish speaker and educational director at the Sholem Community in California, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 15, 2013 at Workmen's Circle Los Angeles. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Hershl Hartman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Workmen's Circle Los Angeles, J...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; World War Two; Hershl Hartman; Camp Kinderland; New York City; Brooklyn; Los Angeles; California; Sholem Community; Arbeter Ring; Workmen's Circle; Jewish People's Fraternal Order - International Workers Order; JPFO-IWO; 1950s; McCarthy Era; Communism; Socialism; Bund; Communist Party; Secular; Veltlekh; Hitler-Stalin Pact
Downloads: 11
[movies]Daniel Kahn 24August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Daniel Kahn grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Daniel's mother was born in Detroit, Michigan, and his father was born in Akron, Ohio. Daniel's four grandparents lived in many different hubs across the nation including the Lower East Side, Wisconsin, and Ohio. Though a self proclaimed American, Daniel reflects on his mother's family's Galician past, and how his father's family left Austria-Hungary for England before immigrating to the United States...
Keywords: Detroit; New Orleans; Berlin; Moscow; Krakow; Bund; Union organizing; Reform; German; Psoy Kordenko; Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Theater; Music; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Canada; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish
Downloads: 143
[movies]Sophia Wise 21January2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Sophia Wise speaks about her family background. As a child her mother sang Tumbalalaika, which she didn't realize was Yiddish until she took the January term Yiddish course at the Book Center. She speaks about her great-grandfather's Yiddish letters, which she hopes to be able to read. Sophia then goes into detail about growing up as a Jew in Orlando, Florida and her family's involvement in the Jewish community...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Childhood; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Theater; Music; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Orlando; Florida; Tess Wise; Holocaust Memorial Resource Education Center of Florida; USY; Kadima; United Synagogue Youth; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 847
[movies]Paul Kaye 28July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Paul Kaye, who helped rescue survivors of the Holocaust and fought in Israel’s War of Independence, was interviewed by Hillary Ossip on July 28, 2011, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Paul begins by describing his family background. His father, whose original family name was Kamenetsky, came from Odessa and his mother from Lemberg (also known as Lwow or Lviv). They met on the Lower East Side of New York City...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; United States; World War Two; Immigration; Migration; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Jewish Identity; Childhood; Education; Transmission; Urban; Israel; Food and culinary traditions; Yiddish Book Center; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Hebrew; Career and Professional Life; Paul Kaye; New York City; Navy; 1940s; 1990s; Long Island; Queens NY; Temple Hillel Long Island; Haganah; Bronx; Bar Mitzvah; Hatikvah (ship); Cyprus; UJA Federation; American Veterans of Israel
Downloads: 63
[movies]Abraham Lichtenbaum 31July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Abraham Lichtenbaum, Yiddish teacher and director of the IWO (the Argentinian YIVO, Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut, Yiddish Scientific Institute) in Buenos Aires, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 31, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Abraham was born in Argentina in 1943. His father came from Warsaw to Buenos Aires as an orphan in 1922. His mother came from Odessa with her family in 1907 or 1908...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Abraham Lichtenbaum; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; Other languages; Latin America; World War Two; Anti-Semitism; Career and Professional Life; Yiddish teaching; Education; Jewish education; Literature; Books; Urban; Transmission; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Visual Arts; Theater; Klezmer; Newspapers; Poetry; Scholarship; Academia; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Rosh Hashanah; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; Pesakh; Passover; Eastern Europe; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; Abraham Lichtenbaum; Argentina; Buenos Aires; Vilnius; Vilne; Vilna; Lithuania; Slutzk; Belarus; Peretz; Shmuel Rozhansky; Shmuel Zessler; Dov Sadan; Khone Shmeruk; Chone Shmeruk; Dov Noy; Adolf Eichmann; Maurycy Minkowski; Baron Maurice de Hirsch; Baron Maurice von Hirsch; Baron Hirsch; YIVO; IWO; Yiddish Scientific Institute; Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut; Idisher Visnshaftlejer Institut; Bund; Peretz school; Bund school; Argentinian Cultural Congress; Cultural Congress; Jewish Community Center; AMIA; AMIA Bombing; Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina; Argentine Israelite Mutual Association; 1900s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1990s; 2010s; Bund; anti-Semitism; socialism; anarchism; colonization; cooperatives; co-operatives; High Holy Days; printing; printer; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; grandmother
Downloads: 127
[movies]Nora Feinstein 23july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Nora Feinstein, 2010 participant in the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 23, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center. Nora grew up in a Reform Jewish family in Baltimore, Maryland and participated in Reform Jewish life. National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) was a defining aspect of her high school life. She describes herself as a “Jewish life dork” in high school...
Keywords: Denominationalism; Reform Judaism; Baltimore Jewish Community; Jewish Theological Seminary; Barnard; New York City; Yiddish; Yiddish Theatre; NFTY; Israel; Hebrew; Sholem Aleichem; Reclaiming Yiddish; Religion; Secularism; Yiddish Book Center; Challenges of Learning Yiddish; Yiddishkeit; Yiddish Poetry; Jewish Identity
Downloads: 135
[movies]Tony Hausner 4Oct2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Tony Hausner was interviewed by Jayne Pearl on October 4, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Massachusetts.  To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Tony Hausner, Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jayne Pearl, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, October 4, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 45
[movies]Amanda Lundquist 08Oct2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Cray)
Amanda Lundquist was interviewed by Danielle Winter on October 8, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Amanda Lundquist Oral History Interview, interviewed by Danielle Winter, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, October 08, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Visual Arts; Theater; Film; Literature; Education; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Israel; Zionism; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Florida; Massachusetts; Hannah Ardent; Noam Chomsky; Bund; Lipshtick; Students for Justice in Palestine; reform; reconstructionism
Downloads: 7
[movies]David Mazower 28march2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
David Mazower is the great-grandson of acclaimed Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Asch. Mazower, who was raised and still lives in England, tells of his own background and encounters with Yiddish alongside stories of his great grandfather. Interestingly, on both sides of his family Mazower has strong Yiddish ties. His great grandfather on his father’s side, Max Mazower, was a Bundist active in Vilna at the turn of the 20th Century...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; National Yiddish Book Center; books; Yiddish culture: theatre; Yiddish personalities; Yiddish language; old country; Holocaust; family history and stories; childhood; Jewish identity; Yiddish learning; theater; literature; ethnography; scholarship; education; religion and ritual; Israel; Eastern Europe; Feminism; United States; transmission; roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of; urban; shtetl; Kutno; Poland; London; England; Abraham Cahan; Marc Chagall; God of Vengeance; Yiddish Translation; gender
Downloads: 422
[movies]Diane Cypkin 8August2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Diane Cypkin, a performer and professor of Media, Communications, and Visual Arts at Pace University, was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 8, 2013, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Diane describes her parents’ lives in Lithuania and the vibrancy of pre-war Jewish life in Kovno (modern-day Kaunas). When the Soviets invaded Lithuania as part of their agreement with Nazi Germany, Diane’s father, a manufacturer of children’s clothing, conspired with his own workers t...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; song; singing; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; World War Two; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Yiddish personalities; Urban; Shtetl; Kovno; Lithuania; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 45
[movies]Sophia Olkhova 26July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Sophia Olkhova, 2012 Steiner Summer Program student, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on July 26, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Sophia was born in Russia and came to the United States at the age of three. Growing up, she had no connection to Jewish religion or culture. Instead, she says, her mentality was that of the first generation American, with an emphasis on personal success and ambition. It was not until she went to Hampshire College that she was exposed to Judaism through her friends t...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Sophia Olkhova; Florida; Amherst MA; New York City; California; Poland; Czech Republic; Hampshire College; Yiddish Book Center; 1990s; 2000s; 2012s; San Francisco; Hampshire College Jewish Student Union; Russian; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Other languages; Ethnography
Downloads: 14
[movies]Diana Clarke 7July2010 - National Yiddish Book Center
Diana Clarke discusses her path to Yiddish studies, involvement with the internship program and cultural influences of the language. She talks about Yiddish literature, finding a Yiddish community, arguing in Yiddish and the challenges of incorporating Yiddish in life. To cite this interview: Diana Clarke Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nora Feinstein, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 7, 2010...
Keywords: yiddish education; yiddishkeit; writing in yiddish; jewish cultural influences; creative writing; benefits of learning yiddish; challenges of learning yiddish; yiddish literature; elgenboygn
Downloads: 62
[movies]Sophie and Murray Meld 24Feb2014 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Sophie and Murray Meld were interviewed by Christa Whitney in Seattle, WA on February 24, 2014.  To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit:http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Sophie and Murray Meld, Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Seattle, Washington, February 24, 2014...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Holocaust; Eastern Europe; Russia; America; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Assimilation; Odessa; New York City; Seattle. Washington; 1920s. 1930s; 1990s; 1905; radical student union; pacifism; social work
Downloads: 24
[movies]Henry Slucki 15January2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Henry Slucki, child survivor of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Henry was born in Paris and later escaped on a boat with other Jewish children from Portugal. He began to learn Yiddish in the United States when he stayed with a great aunt and uncle while his parents waited for entry visas from Cuba. Henry moved to Los Angeles in 1949 and has been involved in local Yiddish circles ever since...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Dance; Literature; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; World War Two; Other languages; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Career and Professional Life; Henry Slucki; Paris; France; Barcelona; Spain; Montauban; New York City; Cuba; California; Los Angeles; Itzik Manger; Sholem Community Organization; Child Survivors of the Holocaust Organization; Yiddishkayt LA; California Institute of Yiddish Language and Culture; Camp Kinderland; Yidish Kinder Teater; Yiddish Children's Theater; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 2000s; Communism; Communist Party; Hitler-Stalin Pact; Spanish; French; Secular; Veltlekh; Doikayt; Esperanto
Downloads: 41
[movies]Adina Gordon 04Nov2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Adina Gordon was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 4, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Adina Gordon Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, November 4, 2011...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Theater; Music; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Shtetl; Urban; song; singing; Pesakh; Passover; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike; Adina Gordon; WEVD; Sholem Aleichem; Art History; France; Hashomer Hatzair; New York City; New Jersey; Brooklyn; Crown Heights; 1900s; 1910s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; Hasidism; Satmar; Conservative; Ebbets Field; Baking; Honey Cake; Polish; German; Forverts; Forward; Kibbutz Aliyah; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish
Downloads: 72
[movies]Alvin Becker 1Dec2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Alvin Becker was interviewed by Rola Younes on December 1, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Alvin Becker Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, Massachusetts, December 1...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Advice; Childhood; Yiddish language; Jewish Identity; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Hebrew; song; singing; Press; Radio; Books; Newspapers; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; World War Two; Jewish education; Synagogue; shul; temple; Jewish holidays; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Israel; Zionism; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Santa Fe; New Mexico; New York; St. Petersburg; Russia; Glencoe; Illinois; Milwaukee; Wisconsin; Israel; Belarus; United States; Golda Meir; Maurice Schwartz; Lifetime Learning Institute; Bard College; Yidishe folk shule; Poalei Zion; labor zionism; habonim labor zionist youth; orthodox; reform; reconstructionist
Downloads: 11
[movies]David Botwinik 13Decmber2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
David Botwinik was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on December 13, 2011 in Montreal, Canada. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Botwink Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, December 13, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Other Jewish languages; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Rural; Urban; Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Katsharginski; Bund; tsisho; Jewish Public Library; 1930s; 2000s
Downloads: 63
[movies]Eli Kwartler 4April2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Eli Kwartler was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 4, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Eli Kwartler Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 4, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Eli Kwartler; Brooklyn; markets; Childhood; Yiddish language; Newspapers; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Politics and political movements
Downloads: 40
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